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This small but friendly lakeside town is a popular destination for keen anglers, hikers and swimmers. 

This sleepy township of Westport on the western bank of Upper Rideau Lake attracts visitors looking for a quiet escape from nearby Ottawa and farther afield. Westport is the perfect spot to spend an afternoon with your fishing rod in hand, to explore the surrounding woods or to shop at the specialty stores that line the town’s main street. Swim from the sandy shore of the lake in summer or enjoy a home-cooked meal in a cozy restaurant in winter. With nearly two centuries of history, Westport offers plenty to discover.

The earliest European settlers arrived in the area in the first two decades of the 19th century, when the settlement was known as Head of the Lake. Its strategic position helped the town grow and it was officially incorporated in 1904. Westport operated as a trade center, with goods being delivered by rail and on barges on the Rideau Canal. While the train no longer runs to Westport, it was this line that brought the first tourism to the region.

Today the area’s natural beauty and sparse population attract people looking for a refuge from the nearby cities. Spend a day exploring the small town center to discover a selection of specialty stores selling local produce, hand-made items and souvenirs. Find a seat at a restaurant for some small-town hospitality. Sample fish caught from the lakes and canal.

Rent a boat or sign up for a fishing charter from the Westport wharf. The small wharf is a great place to meet locals returning from a day on the lake. Venture into the surrounding region to hike along the Rideau Trail. The 186-mile (300-kilometer) path goes through the Foley Mountain Conservation Area and offers stunning views across Westport.

Westport is located between Ottawa and Toronto and can be reached by bus from either city or by car via Canada’s network of highways. Find accommodation in the town center.

Top Hotels in Westport

The Cove Country Inn
The Cove Country Inn
3.5 out of 5
2 Bedford Street, Corner of Bedford and Main Streets, Westport, ON
The price is CA $131 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 9

Situated in Westport, this beach inn is steps away from Upper Rideau Lake, Westport Brewing Company and Westport Municipal Harbour. Westport Museum and Foley ...

4.2/5Excellent! (61 reviews)

"A charming country inn! The room was very clean and decorated nicely. Comfortable bed, available seating for reading. We used the inn's peddle boat to exercise before dinner and enjoy the sites from the water. Lovely patio area for dining. A few points that brought rating down from Excellent to Pleasing ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 10, 2020

The Cove Country Inn
The Victorian luxury suites
The Victorian luxury suites
3.5 out of 5
16 Church St, Westport, ON
The price is CA $220 per night from Dec 3 to Dec 4

Located in the heart of Westport, this bed & breakfast is steps away from Westport Brewing Company and Westport Museum. Westport Municipal Harbour and Foley ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (17 reviews)

"A very quaint B&B with beautiful modern rooms and an attentive, friendly and kind host!"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 23, 2020

The Victorian luxury suites
Artsy & Comfy - Breakfast Included - 3 Bedrooms- 4 Beds - Sleeps 7
Artsy & Comfy - Breakfast Included - 3 Bedrooms- 4 Beds - Sleeps 7
44 Concession St, Westport, ON
The price is CA $98 per night from Dec 3 to Dec 4

Situated in Westport, this historic holiday home is within a 10-minute walk of Westport Community Arena, Westport Museum, and Upper Rideau Lake. Westport Brewing ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (2 reviews)
Family friendly

"This property was the perfect setup for our family! Our host made us feel welcome and provided a lovely breakfast."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 8, 2020

Artsy & Comfy - Breakfast Included - 3 Bedrooms- 4 Beds - Sleeps 7
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Westport

Artsy & Comfy - Breakfast Included - 3 Bedrooms- 4 Beds - Sleeps 7
Artsy & Comfy - Breakfast Included - 3 Bedrooms- 4 Beds - Sleeps 7
44 Concession St, Westport, ON
The price is CA $98 per night from Dec 3 to Dec 4

Situated in Westport, this historic holiday home is within a 10-minute walk of Westport Community Arena, Westport Museum, and Upper Rideau Lake. Westport Brewing ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (2 reviews)
Family friendly

"This property was the perfect setup for our family! Our host made us feel welcome and provided a lovely breakfast."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 8, 2020

Artsy & Comfy - Breakfast Included - 3 Bedrooms- 4 Beds - Sleeps 7
Melody Lodge
Melody Lodge
3 out of 5
4328 Melody Lodge Lane, South Frontenac, Frontenac, ON

Situated on a lake, this cottage is 15.4 mi (24.8 km) from Jones Falls Defensible Lockmaster's House and within 25 miles (40 km) of Colonnade Golf and Country ...

3.5/5Good! (19 reviews)

"Everything was great, the cabin was everything I wanted it to be. Very quiet and enjoyable. I would recommend the lodge to family and friends."…"

Reviewed on Jul. 23, 2020

Melody Lodge
Peaceful Cottage On Lower Beverley Lake - Delta
Peaceful Cottage On Lower Beverley Lake - Delta
28 Henederson Haven, Rideau Lakes, ON

Situated on the waterfront, this cottage is 10.7 mi (17.2 km) from Big Rideau Lake and 11 mi (17.6 km) from Upper Rideau Lake. Charleston Lake Provincial Park ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (18 reviews)
Fall getaway

"This cottage was exactly what we were looking for. Peaceful, quiet and sooo relaxing. The lake view was lovely as were the walks through the fall foliage. Grant was very attentive. We will be back."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 30, 2020

Peaceful Cottage On Lower Beverley Lake - Delta
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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